Technical Project Manager

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 09/15/2020 Position Categories: Engineering

Job Description

A medical device manufacturing company in Sunnyvale, CA is currently searching for a Technical Project Manager to support their molecular diagnostic system.

This role is a part of the System Engineering team. The primary responsibilities will be leading the plan and implementation of project(s) focused on diagnosing and resolving technical issues; production, customer complaints, and development. The role focuses on medium and high complexity issues requiring a quick turnaround time and providing key feedback to development organizations on guidelines for quality and reliability expectations. This Project Manager will interface with all levels of the company and collaborates with Product Development, New Product Introduction Engineering, Software Engineering, Supply Chain, Software Quality, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Regulatory, Customer Care, and Manufacturing as well as other cross-functional teams.


  • Must demonstrate leadership skill, drive, and self-initiative to deliver clear business outcome.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of project(s)
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Uses project management tools including to identify trends and areas of issues
  • Define investigation task, schedules and resource requirements
  • Manage project resource allocation, and track project deliverables
  • Communication of results and Key Performance Metrics to executive leadership
  • Provide recommendations for direction and/or countermeasures
  • Recommend and implement improvements to current workflows, procedures, and techniques

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience

Fields of Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering preferred, OR Optical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bio-engineering, Materials Science, Physics or a related field.

Direct work experience in Project Management

Experience in Project Management software

Strong technical background in mechanical, electrical test, and optics fundamentals, particularly in electrical functional test, and optical measurement techniques.

Analyzes data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results.

Experience in contract manufacturer product transfer, and medical/Biotech industry.

Ability to work independently and cross-functionally, troubleshoot and resolve complex engineering problems by analyzing existing product issues and performance.

Knowledge of electrical systems and apparatus, such as optical sensor, electric motors, sensors, LED, machinery controls, PCBA, cable harness, touch screen, LCD, battery, printer, and scanner.

Clear and concise technical writing for the documentation of experiments and test reports

Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

Excellent writing and documentation skills

Experience working in Engineering laboratory

Preferred Experience:

Experience in people management

Experience in risk management

Experience with design of experiments (DoE)

Experience with root cause analysis techniques and documentation of results

Experience with Data analysis using MiniTab, Origin, Mathematica, Matlab, or equivalent software. Experience with basic statistics.

Experience working in a manufacturing environment and/or within manufacturing operations under cGMP, ISO and FDA regulations

Additional Information

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.

Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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